NORTH Ribblesdale under-15s welcomed a return to form as they overcame a spirited and persistent Baildon side on Sunday at The Fellings in Giggleswick.

Lock Harry Mathew set the tone with two powerful tries, and number eight Ollie Drew scored an opportunistic effort just before half-time.

Both forwards and backs were much improved in speed of defence, and improved control and distribution from the scrum enabled centre Joey Pratt to run in two well worked tries.

Man of the match Leo Walkden also dotted down twice from scrum half as North Ribb won 43-10.